Washington is Kiev’s main defense and security partner. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky said this on Tuesday, October 19, at a meeting with US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin in the capital of Ukraine. reported on the official website of the office of the President of the country.
“The United States remains Ukraine’s main security and defense partner,” the text says.
Zelensky and Austin also discussed further bilateral cooperation in this area. RT…
“They noted the promptness of the implementation of the decision announced during the visit of the President of Ukraine to Washington to provide our state with additional security assistance in the amount of $ 60 million,” the message says.
Earlier that day, Austin said that Russia had started the war in Donbass, violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. He also accused the country of violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, according to the website kp.ru…
On October 15, the adviser to the head of the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Arestovich, said that Ukraine had begun to work out a number of scenarios in the event of a military conflict with Russia. In Kiev, he pointed out, they proceed from the fact that “the war with Russia is already underway” and under certain conditions may acquire the format of a full-scale conflict.
On October 10, the ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin pointed out that the United States is the main help of the Ukrainian side in the fight against Russia. He is convinced that it is US President Joe Biden who can allegedly put Russia “red lines” in global politics.
At the same time, on September 5, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov emphasized Russia’s desire to normalize relations with Ukraine. He recalled that President Vladimir Putin had previously confirmed his readiness to meet with Zelensky, as relations with Kiev need to be improved. However, a reciprocal desire on the part of Ukraine is not visible, Peskov specified.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état and the new government in Ukraine. At the same time, Kiev blames Moscow for the current situation. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and called on Kiev to de-escalate and direct negotiations with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The issues of its settlement are being discussed in the Minsk and Normandy formats – with the participation of Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany.
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